Monday, November 5, 2007

Cold Rolls


A weekend at camp with Dave and friends will always be one to remember. Friday afternoon found Dave, Chris, Tom, and I, en route with a stop at the "Angry Minnow" in Hayward to pick up a growler. Then off to camp O. I was up for the annual fishing opener this spring, and noticed the almost total lack of fishing equipment that was brought along by the participants, and was not surprised to find a similar lack of hunting equipment brought along this fall for the Annual Grouse Kill. We had the foresight to bring along one guitar, and 4 kayaks, to keep ourselves out of mischief for the weekend. Some rolling in Lake O was the plan for Saturday. An interesting phenomena where the lake water, although very clean, is dark enough that when upside down in the kayak, is as black as midnight. Its as though you roll into a black cloud. After the rolling session we hit the sauna for some much needed heat. Saturday night there were a fair number of adult beverages served, along with a fantastic dinner. The cooking here is outstanding! Then music until the wee hours. The boys put on a good show, they even allowed me to sit in on a few songs.
After Sunday breakfast, we headed home, with a planned stop to do some paddling through the Bark Bay Slough, then to Bark Bay on Lake Superior. We all did a few rolls ... If your on Lake Superior in November ... it just must be done. The picture was just after loading up in Bark Bay. Credits to Dave for the pictures, I managed to leave my camera back at home this weekend.

5 comments:

DaveO said...

Couldn't help but notice a bunch of left handed beer drinkers......Tom and I are lefties but you and Chris? I was a fine weekend for sure.

Ron said...

I happened to notice the same thing .. I do some things left handed, writing and beer drinking come to mind.

Nora said...

Looks like fun! That's a nice area up there! I spent a weekend in Herbster last fall. We never did do Barks Bay but just surfed kayaks off the beach in Herbster.

Ron said...

Herbster is nice! Camping right on the beach. I need to just plan on spending a weekend there. Do some day paddles along the shorline, and a bonus if the wind picks up and gives some surf!

Rodger said...

Sounds like a great "fishing" trip.